Nevada 2014 ballot measures
Three statewide ballot measures were certified for the November 4, 2014 statewide ballot in Nevada. One measure was approved, thereby creating a state intermediate appellate court, while the other two, which both sought to increase taxes, were defeated.
Two of the certified measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments, while the third was an indirect initiated state statute. According to Article 16, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution, an amendment proposed by the legislature must be approved by a majority in both the House and Senate in two consecutive legislative sessions. Nevada has no regular 2014 legislative session, as the legislature is only required to meet a total of 120 calendar days in two years. At least two initiated constitutional amendments were proposed for the November election ballot, but both failed to submit signatures.
Supporters of the certified indirect initiated state statute were required to collect 72,324 valid signatures by November 2012 in order to be considered by the Nevada State Legislature during the 2013 state legislative session. Since the legislature took no action by the deadline on March 15, 2013, the measure was automatically referred to the 2014 ballot.
- Between 1996 and 2013, an average of seven measures appeared on even-numbered election year ballots in Nevada. Therefore, 2014 was a below-average year based on the number of certified measures.
- From 1996 to 2014, the number of measures on statewide ballots ranged from one to 17.
- Between 1996 and 2014, 38 of 69, or 55 percent, of Nevada ballot measures were approved by voters; therefore, 2014's approval rate of 33 percent was below average.
- Conversely, 31 of 69, or 45 percent, of measures were defeated.
On the ballot
- See also: 2014 ballot measures
|Question 1||Courts||Amends Nevada Constitution to create an intermediate appellate court|
|Question 2||Taxes||Amends Nevada Constitution to remove mining tax cap of 5%|
|IndISS||Question 3||Taxes||Implements a 2% margins tax on businesses for public schools|
Not on the ballot
|Healthcare Exchange Initiative||Healthcare||Prohibits state and local governments from creating, operating or maintaining a health insurance exchange|
|Voter ID Initiative||Elections||Requires voters to present an ID prior to voting|
State of Nevada
Carson City (capital)
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Controller | State Treasurer | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Director of Conservation and Natural Resources | Director of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation | Chairman of Public Utilities Commission |